Events

You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.

To find an event near you just select your branch area (see In Your Area to find the closest branch to you) and then click the Filter button. You can also refine your selection using the Categories on the left-hand panel.

Our AGM details can be found here 

Brown Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 29th August 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Newdigate Brickworks, South Of Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Newdigate Brickworks; target: Brown Hairstreak

Blue

Work Party: Snakeholme Pit Nr Bardney

Wednesday 30th August 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit nr Bardney

Work Party at Snakeholme Pit: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including the banks and footpaths, for a variety of meadow butterflies.

Brown Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 31st August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Blindley Heath, Godstone

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Blindley Heath; target: Brown Hairstreak

Moths

Glasgow And SW Scotland: Moth (& Bat) Evening

Friday 1st September 2017, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE

Come along to see how we trap & record moths and find out why we do it. Clyde Bat Group are also attending, to take you on a bat walk & tell you all about bats.

Brown Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd September 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Merrow & Pewley Downs, East Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Merrow & Pewley Downs; target: Brown Hairstreak.

Common Blue

Northern Ireland: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd September 2017: 10.30am
Magilligan, north of Limavady, Co. Londonderry

Join the Northern Ireland Branch on the Magilligan peninsula, where we hope to see Common Blue, Small Copper, Vanessids and perhaps one or more migrant butterflies...

Child with butterfly

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Test Valley Wood Fair

Saturday 2nd September 2017, 9.30am-4pm
Knightwood Leisure Centre, Eastleigh

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at the Test Valley Wood Fair in Eastleigh. There will be craft activities for children and photographic displays at this long-standing and popular event for families...

Peacock

Dorset: Visit Our Stall At The Dorset County Show

Sunday 3rd September 2017
Dorchester Showground, DT2 7SD

Come and find us in the Bee Tent at the top of the field and visit our Information and Display Stall at this busy County show. Children’s activities, live moths and sales.

Brown Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 5th September 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Little Mead, Cranleigh

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Little Mead, Cranleigh; target: Brown Hairstreak

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 6th September 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for a leisurely walk with friendly company. All welcome, including dogs on short leads...

Red Admiral

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Romsey Show

Saturday 9th September 2017, 8am-6pm
Broadlands, Romsey, SO51 9LQ

Learn about our native butterflies and moths and the threats they face at this traditional county show on the Broadlands Estate in Romsey. There will be photographic displays, literature, badge making for children...

Les

Highlands And Islands: Moth Magic

Wednesday 13th September 2017, 9.30am-2.30pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

A look through moth traps run the night before at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie). Please note: there is a charge for this event. Adults £5, RSPB members £3.

White Admiral

Work Party Southrey Woods Nr Bardney

Wednesday 13th September 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Woods Nr Bardney

Work Party at Southrey Woods: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including rides and footpaths, for a variety of woodland butterflies, including the White Admiral.

Devon: Exmoor Family Camp Out

Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th September 2017, 4.00pm-11.00am
Heddon's Mouth, EX31 4PY

Come and join Exmoor National Park Authority, Butterfly Conservation and friends for an evening of camping and activities in the wilds of Exmoor.

Polmaily Scrub Clearance Team

Highlands And Islands: Polmaily Work Party

Saturday 16th September 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Polmaily, Near Drumnadrochit

Another session of clearing and cutting back trackside vegetation and scrub to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper. The work includes “weeding” sections previously cleared, as well as tackling un-cleared areas.

Comma Butterfly

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Lymington Reserves Open Day

Sunday 17th September 2017
Normandy Lane, Lymington, SO41 8AE

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at the Lymington Reserves Open Day. There will be craft activities for children and photographic displays at this long-standing and popular event for families...

BBOWT Moth Night

Thursday 21st September 2017
Manor Farm, Berks

Part of BBOWT's West Berkshire Living Landscape project

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Dorset: Conservation Work Day

Sunday 24th September 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, near Sturminster Newton

Join this Dorset Branch work party at our Alners Gorse reserve; we shall continue with the woodland and scrub management work, along with a bonfire lunch break, complete with baked potatoes and hot drinks!

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Surrey: Talk

Monday 25th September 2017, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Wesley Hall, Horsham, West Sussex

Come along to a talk "Butterflies – the fun side" by Francis Kelly from the Surrey Branch, at Wesley Hall, Horsham...

Blue

Work Party: Snakeholme Pit Nr Bardney

Wednesday 27th September 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit nr Bardney

Work Party at Snakeholme Pit: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including the banks and footpaths, for a variety of meadow butterflies.

Surrey: Entomologists' Fair

Saturday 30th September 2017, 11.00am-4.30pm
Kempton Park Racecourse

Amateur Entomologists' Society: Annual Exhibition & Trade Fair. Kempton Park Racecourse

Marsh Frit

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 1st October 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch, where they will be managing habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

Green Hair

Scotland: Members' Day

Saturday 7th October 2017, 10.30am-4.45pm
Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth

Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.

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North Wales: Branch AGM

Saturday 7th October 2017, 10.30am-4.15pm
Pensychnant Conservation Centre, Conwy

We have three excellent speakers lined up. Come and hear about the variety of Lepidoptera by Stephen Palmer who is an expert on micro-Lepidoptera; Vic Hitchings will take us through his various experiences around the globe looking for butterflies; and Zoe Randle (of BC HQ) will talk about the national moth recording scheme and Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey...

Moth Night Event

Moth Night - Nationwide Survey

Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th October 2017
Nationwide

Moth Night is our annual celebration of moth recording run by Atropos, in association with the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). This year, the main theme is Ivy...

Black Rustic

Open Moth Night Altcar MOD Training camp

Friday 13th October 2017, 9.30pm-1.00am
Altcar Training Camp, Hightown, Merseyside

Richard Walker is hosting a moth night at Altcar. Times to be confirmed. An opportunity to bring your own trap along or join with other moth recorders at their traps.